Titanfall matchmaking tweaks should ease the frustration of a losing streak

New Titanfall matchmaking tweaks available for players to try on Xbox One and PC. Do they make a noticeable difference to your games?

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Respawn Entertainment has detailed some of the work it's doing on Titanfall's matchmaking system, and has introduced a new beta playlist for people to experience some of the changes.

The new systems have been designed to make it less frustrating for losing teams, and can be accessed now in the "Improved Matchmaking (Beta)" playlist in Titanfall's Classic mode.

What does it do? "Searching for teammates and opponents will now sometimes take more time to look for players that are a good skill level match," explains the developer, "rather than purely prioritizing speed over quality. This will give us more time to build better teams and create closer games that are worth staying in for a longer period of time."

The other major change is that the beta matchmaking code will split teams apart after games in order to balance the skill levels. "Rather than playing against the same opponents over and over, the game will periodically split the teams apart and search for new opponents for each team. This means if one team is dominating, we will update the skill for all of the players and then find each team a better suited match for the next round. Did you lose to a really great team? We'll make them disappear and replace them with a new opposing team--and they will have no idea that you just got your butts kicked. This should end some of the frustration with playing for extended periods when you're having an off night."

Earlier this week Respawn Entertainment tweaked the PC version of Titanfall so that players caught cheating were only able to play against other cheats.

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